This is an amazing product! Especially for those like myself, who have colored, thick, coarse, dry hair....this product not only helps maintain my rich brown hue, but also makes my hair softer and shinier than any high end conditioner I have tried! I darken my brown hair, and hate that my color always seems to fade/lighten, but this product massively extends the life of my color! I use the "Chestnut to Espresso" which has deep and very natural brunette hues, it's great for keeping your hair from fading (IMO). The only thing that bugs me is the scent, it's not bad at all, but it overpowers all my other hair products, (I am a scent junkie and don't want my hair to smell the same all the time). However, I will never stop using this, and it's a fab product!**EDIT: This review was for the old formula, just tried the new formula, it is MUCH more drying and the color seems more red. @#$!#$%# why'd they change the formula?!
I found wearing thin throw away plastic gloves did away with the hand staining. The clear glaze is a much better product, not as oily & not as chemical smelling as the color glaze. I've switched to the clear, and am very satisfied. continued >>
Just wash your hair and then apply the glaze. Do not condition as well - they want you to use more products so they tell you to condition before you use this but it is not necessary. I think it contains quite a lot of silicone which is why some pepole find it slimy. Leave on for 5 mins plus for a better colour effect. And rinse with the coolest water you can take - it will close the hair follicles and look even shinier. I love it - I use it between colouring my hair to keep shine and to minimise the grey showing at the roots. I alternate between the red and the dark brown for depth of colour. I think it's an excellent one although a little pricy. And wash hands immediately after applying or you will end up looking like Nicole Kidman soemtimes does with her red hands - she must use it!
After 5+ years of overhighlighting my naturally brunette hair color, I had it re-colored back to what we think is the root color, and I am using this product to help keep the color bright and even, especially at the ends where it was so light in the first place. This is a bit greasy and doesn't smell all that great, but I find that it works well for me in between color applications at keeping the color nice and dark. I comb in through thoroughly after application so I don't use as much, which cuts down on the grease factor. It will stain so make sure to wash your hands and rinse yourself off, if you use it in the shower, immediately. I do use it three times a week, but no more than that. Every day would be way too much and my hair wouldn't style well due to the oil-based formula.
I bought this stuff in the espresso in the hopes of deepening and adding shine to my already very dark hair. I was not terribly impressed. It does add a nice shine but also adds a greasy feel to hair, and I am one who likes to use heavier products on my hair to tame it. I have also found that it is easy to race through a bottle very quickly. I have noticed that there does seem to be a red undertone to this product but it does not make my hair look reddish, probably b/c the color is already deep. I am not in love with the fragrance which I find a little heavy.
All in all I do not feel that this product is worth the cost.
I recently got my derriere-length, double-process blond hair cut off to shoulder-length, and am gradually going back to my natural brunette color. I decided to try the lighter-brunette glaze to begin the process. I am not thoroughly impressed with this product. I have to admit that it delivers some of the results I expected: it deposits a bit of color with each use. However it did not add shine to my hair and made it look rather greasy in texture. I did experience a definite 'build-up' type of feel. My hair did seem soft but almost dirty too. I also agree with the reviewer that said that this amplified the look of her brown roots, it did the same thing to me! I also got a few stain-spots on my shoulders but I expected that since I knew beforehand that this is a product that is *supposed* to deposit color, after all! The smell is all right, I can take it or leave it. Bottom line, I do not feel that this product is worth the amount that I paid for it. Will not repurchase.
i color/highlight my coarse straightish hair and its extremely dry and damaged on the upper layer. no matter what color protecting or anti fade shampoos and conditioners i use, the color always fades and gets RED. how i hate red. i picked this glaze up because it was getting brassy and fuzzy on top. i used maybe a quarters worth. i didnt notice any hand staining whatsoever. my med-dark maple hair color turned a beautiful brown (a bit darker and glossier in color actually with NO red) and it calmed the fuzzies so much it reminded me of the glaze id paid $$$ for that had just run down the bath. i hear results are better after each use.
i think this is MADE for hair like mine. colortreated fuzzy coarse and dry hair that loves silicone and needs shine and moisture. i LOVE!!
Was a gooppy mess...nauseating smell...although i knew it wouldn't, it didn't add any colour to my naturally black tressess...left hair a little shiny...but not worth it!
It just seemed like I could never get this stuff out of my hair after showering or bathing, and it made my hair feel greasy and unshampooed all day when I used it. Plus, it didn't really amplify my brown hair color all that much.
I love this stuff. After only a few applications, I've noticed a change in the colour of my hair. It's definitely a richer colour and my natural highlights are way more pronounced and noticeable.
When I use it, my dry hair is much more manageable and softer. My hair also smells great; really expensive. I get annoyed with the packaging though. It's a pain to unscrew the bottle and tip it upside down while in the shower.